The pants are back and better than ever.
Norway’s Olympic men’s curling team strutted around Manhattan amid a snowstorm Tuesday in a version of the funky pants made famous at the 2010 Olympics. They have at least four different patterns for the Olympics, according to The Associated Press.
“Put it like this, you’ll not see me wearing them,” Norway coach Pal Trulsen told the AP. “Except maybe at a bad-taste party or something.”
NBC Olympics researcher John Howe recalled the unlikely story behind the pants’ debut in Vancouver.
They had the whole ensemble Tuesday, including a matching jacket. Each player owns 80 to 90 pairs of various loud pants and travels to each competition with about six, according to The New York Times.
“These pants would be great to win in,” team member Haavard Vad Petersson said, according to the newspaper. “But they’d be terrible to lose in. We decided that when we wear them, we have to really try and win and go the whole way.”
The Norwegian rink, skipped by Thomas Ulrud, won silver at the 2010 Olympics.